Public Housing Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on July 2nd, 2015.

The Sumter Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SHA offers three Public Housing communities with 327 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the SHA to submit an application in person, located at 15 Caldwell St., Sumter, SC, between the hours of 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Be sure to bring a photo ID with you when applying.

The SHA does not have a preference. Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time received.

For more information, the SHA can be reached by calling (803) 775-4357, between the hours of 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thrusday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Summary

  • What: Sumter Housing Authority Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on July 2nd, 2015.

The Sumter Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The SHA offers three Public Housing communities with 327 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

To apply, visit the SHA to submit an application in person, located at 15 Caldwell St., Sumter, SC, between the hours of 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Be sure to bring a photo ID with you when applying.

The SHA does not have a preference. Qualified applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time received.

For more information, the SHA can be reached by calling (803) 775-4357, between the hours of 8:30 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Thrusday, and on Fridays from 8:30 am until 1:30 pm.

Summary

  • What: Sumter Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Sumter Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

This information was last updated on April 5th, 2016.

Please note: The Sumter Housing Authority covers most areas of Sumter County, SC. Contact the SHA to determine if your desired area is covered by the SHA.

The Sumter Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list opened in 2015, and is open indefinitely.
 
Please note: The SHA has stated that this waiting list is open only for households that are local residents of Sumter County, SC, and either elderly (62+), disabled, or a veteran. 

To apply, complete the pre-application at the SHA office, located at 15 Caldwell St., Sumter SC 29150.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, call the SHA office at (803) 775-4357.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Harmony/friendship 89/100 05/08/2014
Harmony/friendship 88/100 05/07/2014

Public Housing Operated by Sumter Housing Authority

525 E Calhoun St
Harmony Friendship Hampt participates in the following programs:
Public Housing
26 Rast St
Harmony Friendship Hampt participates in the following programs:
Public Housing

Sumter Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of South Carolina:

Affordable Apartments near Sumter Housing Authority

125 W Bartlette St
Shiloh Randolph Manor participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly
11 N Salem Ave
Magnolia Manor of Sumter, Inc participates in the following programs:
Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
965 MILLER RD
Poplar Square participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit